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I am a developer who wants to set up a Linux box...
Both Caldera and Red-Hat were recommended to me,
could someone layout their strengths and weaknesses? I want flexibility, speed, and stability..(who doesn't)..Recommendations?
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I've only used Redhat (4.2) so I'll tell you what I liked about it. It's got a nice menu/dialog box driven install allowing you to install off of CD and other formats, and specific selection of packages to install. My 4.2 version came with a free license and copy of Metro-X so that's a bonus if you want to run XWindow sessions. Redhat also supports RPM install packages (sorry, don't know much about them). I'm sure any version of Linux will be fine. But I have not had any problems with RedHat at all. Good luck.
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Well, to answer you, Caldera and RedHat are very equivalent in software value. Caldera is a bit more expensive to buy but has better customer service than redHat in my experience. As far as the distributions are. Both use easy to install packaging system called RPMs which permit easy installation and removal of softwares. Both uses the latest GNU tools and Kernels. The installation, if i recall correctly is a bit easier on RedHat.

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thanks,  I saw the words "Integrated Desktop and Utilities" on Caldera's box and got scared that they created some proprietary module that wouldn't be as tweekable as other installs would be... thanks again,

jack
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thanks,  I saw the words "Integrated Desktop and Utilities" on Caldera's box and got scared that they created some proprietary module that wouldn't be as tweekable as other installs would be... thanks again,

jack
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